Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO for their contribution to disaster preparedness and recovery efforts

The American Red Cross recently recognized SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration company, for
participation in its Disaster Responder Program1. As a Disaster Responder
Program member, SERVPRO pledges a donation to the Red Cross in advance of
disasters, allowing the organization to respond quickly and effectively to
nearly 66,000 disasters annually, most of which are home fires. SERVPRO is
entering their third year of partnership with the Red Cross; their
donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars.

According to statistics cited by the Red Cross, seven people die in a home
fire each day in the U.S. Aiming to reduce deaths and injuries caused by
home fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019, the Red Cross launched a Home
Fire Campaign in October of 2014. The support of SERVPRO and other
Disaster Responder Program members allows the Red Cross to pursue their
home fire prevention goals while they continue to provide critical
services to disaster victims.

“One of the reasons home fires account for the majority of the disasters
the Red Cross responds to annually is that the risk for home fires exists
all year long,” said Anthony Blodgett, owner of SERVPRO of Cass and St.
Joseph Counties. “Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA)2 show the majority of home fires are related to
unattended cooking accidents – and cooking is something most people do
every day.”

Although SERVPRO’s business is helping business and home owners recover
from fire, flood and other disasters, the company and its franchisees
actively support disaster preparedness education, including fire
prevention efforts. When disaster does strike, their relationships with
major insurance companies combined with industry-leading job-management
technology help smooth the path to rebuilding and restoration for home and
business owners affected by the unexpected.

“SERVPRO’s commitment to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program means
that, when disaster strikes, homeowners can count on the Red Cross to
address their immediate needs and supply essential services,” said
Blodgett. “Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can
count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Cass and
St. Joseph Counties to help them restore their property and move forward
with their lives.”

For fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage
restoration services, please visit For more information
on SERVPRO® of Cass and St. Joseph Counties, please contact Anthony
Blodgett at (269) 273-8777 or

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